Advocating for Plants
Whether you are a non-profit organization or a private citizen wanting to get involved, advocating and lobbying on behalf of plants can help effect change at the local, state, and national level.
Private Citizen Advocacy
Non-profit organizations can participate in advocacy activities but are limited in their lobbying activities due to their 501(c)(3) status. Any non-profit wanting to get involved in advocacy should contact their tax lawyer to ensure any activities fall within legal guidelines.
You can download and/or distribute the flyer located in the Advocacy Resources section for additional guidance and information. We also recommend referring to The Connection: Strategies for Creating and Organizing 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, and Political Organizations by B. Holly Schadler as reference, which is linked below for download.
Private Citizen Advocacy
Individuals can participate in advocacy activities to support plant conservation. Some examples of ways private citizens can advocate on behalf of plants are listed below. You can also download and/or distribute the flyer in the Advocacy Resources section for additional guidelines and information.
These are some of the recent pieces of proposed plant conservation legislation that
are currently in progress in the House and/or Senate.
To find out who your congressmen/women are for your district, search your address here.
The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act will provide states, territories, and tribes with $1.39 billion annually to catalyze proactive, on-the-ground, collaborative efforts to restore essential habitat and implement conservation strategies.
The Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act will create a pilot program to utilize native plant materials in projects within National Park Service units to protect native plant biodiversity.
"The North American Grasslands Conservation Act of 2022 will address important conservation, management, and research issues related to grasslands."
-Southeastern Grasslands Initiative
Find your Members in the U.S. Congress
Click here to search by address for your congressmen and women.
Click here to download The Connection: Strategies for Creating and Operating 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, and Political Organizations.
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Plant Conservationist Toolkit
Click here to see help the National Wildlife Federation pass the most important wildlife conservation bill seen in decades. Resources include talking points, state-specific resources, media materials, and specific tools for hunters, birders, and gardeners.
The below flyers were developed by the SE PCA and the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC). They are available for download as educational materials for non-profit organizations and private citizens.
Note: the flyers contain the same information but feature different photos and themes. Click on the image to download.